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Baynum Painting

October 27, 2015 09:03 ET

Baynum Painting to Restore New York Coney Island's Cyclone and Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster

NEWPORT, KY--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2015) - Baynum Painting of Newport, Kentucky, the industry leader in painting amusement park rides and structures, has been awarded two major contracts to paint the world's most iconic roller coaster, Coney Island's Cyclone at Luna Park as well as Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster, one of the tallest roller coasters in the world.

Baynum Painting is a key part of the team undertaking the multi-year refurbishing project of the Cyclone at Coney Island. For the Cyclone project, PPG Paints has agreed to donate the glossy white finish coat that the coaster will soon display.

"We have been fortunate to paint some of the greatest roller coasters and amusement rides in America," said Chris Baynum, owner of Baynum Painting. "The Cyclone at Coney Island is the most iconic roller coaster in the world and Top Thrill Dragster is one of the tallest roller coasters in the world."

The Cyclone opened on June 26, 1927 and since then has been thrilling riders with its 85 foot, 60 degree plunge at speeds up to 60 miles an hour on its 2,640 foot track. An official New York City Landmark since July 12, 1988, the Cyclone is listed in the New York State Register of Historic Places and on the National Historic Landmark Register. 

Simultaneously Baynum is currently at the "top of their game" while repainting another world class coaster. At 420-feet high, Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster just edges out Six Flags Magic Mountains, Superman Escape from Krypton as the world's second tallest roller coaster at 415 feet high, which Baynum Painted in 2010.

Owner Chris Baynum's first roller coaster project was Kings Island's "The Beast" in 1986 and since then Baynum Painting has completed more than 200 major roller coaster projects, including rides throughout Cedar Fair and Six Flags' properties, and for dozens of other popular amusement park operators.

Baynum Painting provides world class painting solutions and industrial coatings for amusement parks, commercial, industrial, educational and medical facilities. Baynum Painting is currently celebrating 30 years in the amusement park painting business.

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